This is not a war
and there is no you outside yourself
It’s just the passage of thoughts
and fleeting feelings,
laying themselves to rest for awhile
inside an impermanent body,
which you also inhabit
as an everlasting spirit.
Part of being
is life becoming,
all in this together,
and nothing in nature is exempt from this change.
So notice how we change with you,
refined for our next revolution,
even the rivers and streams have currents.